February 20, 2019


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It’s a ballet that premiered in 1958 in what is now the Mariinsky Theatre, in St. Petersburg, Russia. The famous story of a slave rebellion, “Spartacus” is a ballet score known for its lively rhythms and strong energy. But, by far, the best known excerpt is a slow, heart-rending passage called the “Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia”. Who composed “Spartacus”?